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"While Thy disciplies looked on Thee," Exaposteilarion for Ascension

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Exaposteilarion for Ascension.

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While Thy disciples looked on Thee; Ascension; Exaposteilarion for Ascension; Matins

Menaion - 06 June

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This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan for the saints and feasts of this month. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted.

Menaion - 05 May

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This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan for the saints and feasts of this month. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted.

Menaion - 04 April

This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan for the saints and feasts of this month. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted.

Menaion - 03 March

This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan for the saints and feasts of this month. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted.

Menaion - 02 February

This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan for the saints and feasts of this month. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted.

Exaposteilarion for Theophany (Epiphany)

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Exaposteilaria

This Exaposteilarion is sung on January 6th, the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), and on some of the days following until its Leave-taking on January 14th.

Menaion - 01 January

This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan for the saints and feasts of this month. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted. Updated 1/16/16.

Praises for the Dormition of the Theotokos

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Praises

These Praises are sung on the Feast of the Dormition, and following week.

Exaposteilaria for Feast and After-Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos

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Exaposteilaria

These Exapostielaria are sung on the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, and the week that follows.

Troparion of the Cross

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Troparia of Feasts & Forefeasts

This is written in Western and Byzantine notation, for the Feast of the Cross.

Kontakion of the Forefeast of the Meeting of our Lord

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

Special melody for the Kontakion sung on February 1st.  UPDATED, 1/23/15.

Troparion of the Paramon of Theophany (Epiphany)

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Troparia of Feasts & Forefeasts

Troparion sung on January 5th.  Soft chromatic version.

Troparion of the Forefeast of Theophany (Epiphany)

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Troparia of Feasts & Forefeasts

Troparion sung from January 2nd - 4th.  Soft chromatic version.

Troparion of the Paramon of the Nativity of Christ

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Troparia of Feasts & Forefeasts

Troparion sung on December 24th.  Soft Chromatic version.

Troparion of the Prefeast of the Nativity of Christ

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Troparia of Feasts & Forefeasts

Troparion sung from December 20th - 23rd, "Make ready, O Bethlehem...".   Soft Chromatic version.

Canon of the Nativity of Christ

This double Canon of the Nativity has both sets of Katabasiae. Sing the first set from Nov. 21 - Dec. 24. On Christmas, sing them both, as written here. Sing the second set from Dec. 26 - 31. Updated 6/21/13.

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Christ is born glorify Him; Matins of the Nativity of Christ; Two Canons for the Nativity of Christ; Canon for the Nativity; Iambic Canon for the Nativity

Kontakion of the Nativity of Christ

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

See music for different ways to sing this Kontakion of the Nativity of Christ

Kontakion of Annunciation

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

Sung on March 25th, the initial Sundays in Lent, and at the Akathist Hymn.

Kontakion of Annunciation - Arabic

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

This hymn is the Arabic version of "To thee the Champion Leader" and is sung on the Sundays during Lent before March 25th,on the Feast of Annunciation, March 25th, itself, and on the Fridays of Lent during the Akathist Hymn.

A Good Word

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Selected verses from Psalm 44, sung as the Polyeleos for Marian feasts.  Click on the MIDI file (Listen) to hear how it sounds.

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A Good Word; Matins; Marian Feasts; Annunciation; Nativity of the Theotokos; Dormition of the Theotokos; Entrance of the Virgin in the Temple; Synaxis of the Theotokos; Protecting Veil of the Theotokos

Katabasiae for the Cross

These Katabasiae are sung in Orthros (Matins) from August 1-13 and August 24-September 21.  They can also be sung at the Sacrament of Baptism, while the baby or child is being clothed.  They are sung in a special Tone 8, similar to the Canon of the Paraklesis.  UPDATED AND CORRECTED, 8/29/13

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Verily Moses having struck with his rod; Matins; Katavasies for the Cross; Summer Katavasies

Ss. Peter & Paul-Orthros

ORTHROS (Matins) music for the Feast, sung on the day of June 29th. Updated 6/29/2014

Ss. Peter & Paul-Vespers

VESPERS music for the Feast, sung on the evening of June 28th.

Polyeleos-Psalm 135

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This is the 2nd Polyeleos, Psalm 135, sung in Orthros (Matins) on Major Feasts.

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O give thanks unto the Lord for He is good; Matins; Festal Matins; 2nd Polyeleos for Festal Matins
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